Tom Watson, who celebrated his most dramatic win at Pebble Beach, has a chance to make more golf history along the shores of the Pacific Ocean on Sunday.
If the weather cooperates, that is.Watson, who won the 1982 U.S. Open at Pebble Beach by chipping in from the rough on the 17th hole, shot a 5-under 67 Saturday under sunny skies to tie for the lead after two rounds of the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.
Watson rolled in an 18-foot birdie on the 18th hole on the Pebble Beach course for a two-round total of 10-under 134, tying him with Tim Herron for the lead. Herron shot a 66 Saturday on the Poppy Hills course.
Watson and Herron hold a one-shot lead over Tom Lehman, Phil Mickelson and Jay Haas in the tournament, which also is played on the Spyglass course.
Watson was startled at 2 a.m. by gusty winds flapping tarps on a TV tower near his hotel room, and expected the worst when play began in the drizzle Saturday morning.
But, after rain forced organizers to shorten play on Thursday and Friday to nine holes each day, the weather was balmy and bright on Saturday.
"We had a beautiful day, and I had a beautiful score on top of it," Watson said. "The weather turned perfect for us, and my round reflected that."
Organizers reduced the tournament to a 54-hole event on Saturday, but getting in a third round may be difficult. The forecast for Sunday is bad, and it's even worse for Monday if officials try to extend the tournament by a day.
Rain is expected on Sunday, with 18-24 mph winds. An even stronger storm system is supposed to bring heavy rain on Monday.
Watson won the Pebble Beach tournament in 1977 and 1978. If he wins this year, the two-decade separation between victories would be a record for the tournament.
Tiger Woods shot an even-par 72 on Saturday and finished the second round at 4-over 148, 14 strokes off the lead.
Royal Caribbean Classic
At Key Biscayne, Fla., Dave Stockton birdied three of his last six holes on the way to a 67 Saturday to grab the second-round lead in the Royal Caribbean Classic.
Stockton carries a one-shot lead over Lee Trevino into Sunday's final round of the Senior PGA's first full-field event of the year.
Stockton, whose 64 gave him a three-shot lead on Friday, added a four-under 67 Saturday for a 36-hole total of 131. Trevino, who hasn't won since November 1996, fired a 65 for a two-day total of 132.
David Graham and John Bland are both at 7-under 135, four shots behind Stockton.
Graham, who at one time shared the lead with Stockton at 9-under, slipped with bogeys on the last two holes and finished with a 68. Bland moved into contention with a 66.
At Perth, Australia, Ian Woosnam shot a 2-under-par 70 Saturday to take a one-shot lead into Sunday's final round of the Heineken Classic at the Vines Resort.
Woosnam, of Wales, is at 11-under 205 after three rounds, one stroke ahead of Denmark's Thomas Bjorn, who shot a 68 Saturday. Jose Maria Olazabal of Spain, who also shot a 68 in the third round after being warned for slow play, is at 9-under, two shots off the lead.